JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

SEEDING CRITERIA

The following criteria shall be used to do seeding at national junior tournaments.
 Number of Seeds in Singles and Doubles Draws
 Draw Size Required Number of Seeds
 128  32 seeds: top 16 seeded numerically; next 16 seeded alphabetically
 64 or 96  16 seeds: top 8 seeded numerically; next 8 seeded alphabetically
 32  8 seeds: all seeded numerically
 16  4 seeds: all seeded numerically
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 and 16 National Championships, USTA National Masters, and USTA Boys' and Girls' 16 National Sweet Sixteen
 
1. Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division.
  • Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 100 ranking points.
  • Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 50 ranking points.
2. Players not previously seeded who are ranked in the:
  • Top 500 on the most recently published WTA ranking list or Top 1000 of the most recently published ATP ranking list,
  • Top 100 on the most recently published ITF ranking list, and
  • Top 100 on the most recently published ITA ranking list shall also be considered for seeding.
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 14 and 12 National Championships
 
Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division in the order in which players appear.
  • Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
  • Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys' and Girls' 14 National Sweet Sixteen, USTA National Selection Tournament, Open and Closed USTA Regional Tournaments, and Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments
 
Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division in the order in which players appear.
  • When players who are accepted based on their standing in the next younger age division may be seeded in the last group of seeds (5-8, 9-16, or 17-32) depending on the draw size) if they are in the top 50 of the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the next-younger age division.
  • Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
  • Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
Doubles Seeding Criteria
 
Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List of the division.
Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings (For example, Player A holds the no. 1 standing and Player B holds the no. 10 standing. The Team of A&B would have the combined standing of 11).
  • Tournament Committees of 18-and-under tournaments may consider for seeding teams with players who have ATP/WTA rankings, ITF rankings, or ITA rankings.
  • Teams may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if the teams are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
  • Teams may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if teams are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
 
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